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2006-08-22 06:49:46

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tropical Depression Four spread its outer rain bands over the southernmost Cape Verde Islands Tuesday as it moved northwest across the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said. The NHC forecast the storm could strengthen into a tropical depression sometime over the next 24 hours and into a hurricane over the next four days. At 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT), the center of the depression was about 140 miles south of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands. The...

2006-08-21 17:12:34

MIAMI (Reuters) - The fourth tropical depression of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season formed on Monday in the far eastern Atlantic and was expected to become Tropical Storm Debby as it approached the southernmost Cape Verde islands. By 5 p.m. (2100 GMT), the depression was about 250 miles southeast of the islands, and moving toward the west-northwest at 12 miles per hour, the Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was too early to predict whether the weather system...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'